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Oakville Museum

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8 Navy St, Oakville, Ontario L6J 2Y5, Canada
+1 905-338-4400
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Great history lesson

I had no idea this museum was here. It is the former residence of the founders of Oakville the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne C
Burlington, Canada
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A little gem of a place with some interesting local history

Great to stop in when touring around downtown. Just check their hours since they are limited mostly... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Susan W
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8 Navy St, Oakville, Ontario L6J 2Y5, Canada
+1 905-338-4400
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea this museum was here. It is the former residence of the founders of Oakville the Chisholm's There was a great video on the history of Oakville and the Underground Railroad. Very interesting. Also on the property is the old Thomas farm...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Great to stop in when touring around downtown. Just check their hours since they are limited mostly to a few hours each day. Love the fashion exhibits and they do a nice job telling with some of the Black History of Oakville. The grounds are...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Since we are new to Oakville , my husband and I took the kids to the Ghost Tour round Oakville. We learnt the history of Oakville and see the site of Ghosts! Great Guides, friendly people

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 1 March 2017

While visiting family in Oakville we stumbled into the Oakville Museum to view the current exhibit and were swept into a tour. The docent was marvelous and we were so glad to learn about the history of Oakville. The tour ended with a fabulous exhibit...More

Thank travelling5Illinois
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Great presentation of the 19th century history of Oakville and the founding Chisholm family. Also a very informative presentation on the role Oakville played in the underground railway.

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a must do if you are in Oakville. The museum is full of Oakville history, black slave history, and old world charm.

1  Thank Danielle G
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is inside the house of the founding family of Oakville. Free to go around and free guided tour! Quite small so only took half an hour to go around but interesting and fun to learn about local history. Right in water front park...More

Thank Emily A
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The historic buildings of Erchless Estate were once home to Oakville’s founding family but are now the setting for Oakville's community museum. Colonel William Chisholm, an enterprising merchant and shipbuilder, founded the town and built Erchless overlooking his new harbour and Lake Ontario.

Thank Leanb79
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Wandering down near the lake I saw a sign for the Museum. As a resident of a few years I figured I would learn more about the founding of the town I live in. The staff were welcoming and knowledgeable. It was quiet so we...More

Thank KyleT1360
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I attend a workshop at this location and had a look around while there. This is a great museum, with interesting displays. And it's free! What great value.

Thank Wieslawa s
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